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Cyrus the Great A Biography of Kingship

Cyrus the Great: A Biography of Kingship

1st Edition

By Lynette Mitchell
June 30, 2023

Cyrus the Great was a celebrity of the ancient world, the founder of one of the first world empires in the ancient Near East, whose life and deeds were celebrated through the many stories told about him, then and for millennia. This book offers an analysis of these stories, locating them within ...

Galen A Thinking Doctor in Imperial Rome

Galen: A Thinking Doctor in Imperial Rome

1st Edition

By Vivian Nutton
May 20, 2020

This volume offers a comprehensive biography of the Roman physician Galen, and explores his activities and ideas as a doctor and intellectual, as well as his reception in later centuries. Nutton’s wide-ranging study surveys Galen's early life and medical education, as well as his later career in ...

Agrippa II The Last of the Herods

Agrippa II: The Last of the Herods

1st Edition

By David Jacobson
July 04, 2019

Agrippa II is the first comprehensive biography of the last descendant of Herod the Great to rule as a client king of Rome. Agrippa was the last king to assume responsibility for the management of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he ultimately saw its destruction in the Judaean-Roman War. This study ...

L. Munatius Plancus Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution

L. Munatius Plancus: Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution

2nd Edition

By Thomas H. Watkins
June 27, 2018

This volume examines the life and career of L. Munatius Plancus, and through him, explores the tumultuous final years of the Roman Republic. Plancus had very active and lengthy political career, from his initial appearance on the staff of Julius Caesar in Gaul in 54BC at least through the ...

Herod King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans

2nd Edition

By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher
August 31, 2017

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today. ...

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